Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,653.90 down 50.83 points):

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.27 per cent, at $4.79 on 4.62 million shares. Transport Canada issued a permit to Bombardier Aerospace which clears the way for its first CSeries aircraft test flight. It did not say when the flight would take place other than that it would be in "the coming weeks." The first flight of the CSeries has been delayed several times.

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down 58 cents, or 2.80 per cent, at $20.11 on 4.45 million shares. The gold sector dropped 0.32 per cent to 200.94 points as the price of the bullion fell US$16.80 to $1,396.10 per ounce. Commodity prices have been sliding over uncertainty on Syrian military intervention.

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Unchanged at $5.81 on 4.07 million shares.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 10 cents, or 0.58 per cent, at $17.27 on 3.95 million shares.

Phonetime Inc. (TSX:PHD). Communication services. Up a penny, or 10.53 per cent, at 10.5 cents, on 3.93 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (939.31 down 2.12 points):

Habanero Resources Inc. (TSXV:HAO). Miner. Up half a cent, or 50 per cent, at 1.5 cents on 17.69 million shares. The company announced it started drilling again at its Haldane Silver Prospect in the Yukon. Habanero abandoned the project a year ago as the price of silver slid.

Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil exploration. Up a penny, or 9.09 per cent, at 12 cents on 9.62 million shares.

Company reporting major news:

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience store operator. Up $3.38, or 5.89 per cent, at $60.74 on 719,371 shares. The operator of Mac's convenience stores said first-quarter profits more than doubled compared with a year ago, boosted by the the acquisition of Statoil Fuel

Laurentian Bank (TSX:LB). Bank. Down 62 cents, or 1.38 per cent, at $4.33 on 84,648 shares. Third-quarter profit dropped six per cent as it booked higher costs from the integration of new businesses. Laurentian's net income fell to $28.3 million or 91 cents per share versus $30 million or $1.06 per share in the same year-ago period. Revenue grew 14 per cent to $221 million.